Crystal structure of the Holliday junction migration motor protein RuvB from Thermus thermophilus HB8.Yamada, K., Kunishima, N., Mayanagi, K., Ohnishi, T., Nishino, T., Iwasaki, H., Shinagawa, H., Morikawa, K.
(2001) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98: 1442-1447
- PubMed: 11171970
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.98.4.1442
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
We report here the crystal structure of the RuvB motor protein from Thermus thermophilus HB8, which drives branch migration of the Holliday junction during homologous recombination. RuvB has a crescent-like architecture consisting of three consecutive domains, the first two of which are involved in ATP binding and hydrolysis. DNA is likely to interact with a large basic cleft, which encompasses the ATP-binding pocket and domain boundaries, whereas the junction-recognition protein RuvA may bind a flexible beta-hairpin protruding from the N-terminal domain. The structures of two subunits, related by a noncrystallographic pseudo-2-fold axis, imply that conformational changes of motor protein coupled with ATP hydrolysis may reflect motility essential for its translocation around double-stranded DNA.
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